Christopher Proctor II

Indiana University Southeast Library

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Indiana University Southeast Library

Christopher Proctor

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Christopher Proctor is a tenure-track member of the library faculty at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, where he is the Coordinator of Access Services (circulation, course reserves, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and stacks maintenance). He regularly teaches First-Year Seminars (FYS) and information literacy classes for a variety of disciplines, and he regularly provides reference services along with his colleagues. His main research interest is investigating the history and development of libraries as cultural institutions.

Christopher also serves as the Campus Accreditation Project Manager for IU Southeast and, as such, has been responsible for building and maintaining the information infrastructure used in the campus’ ongoing recertification efforts vis-à-vis regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

Additionally, he serves on various committees, ranging from the campus to national levels, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Library Federation (ILF) and the Board of Advisors for the Indiana Academic Library Association (IALA). Christopher is also the managing editor for Vietnamese and Global Buddhist Studies (VGBS), an open-source, scholarly journal hosted by IUScholarWorks.

Within his local community, Christopher volunteers with the Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion (a local Tibetan Buddhist cultural organization) and is actively building its library’s infrastructure from the ground up. He also works closely with the Floyd County Public Library (FCPL) in order to build a strong partnership between his university library and the community's public library.

Before moving to IU Southeast, Christopher was the Coordinator of Teen Services for the Charlestown-Clark County Public Library System in Southern Indiana and was responsible for collection development and maintenance; programming; and partnering with local schools to provide information literacy instruction to students in grades 7 – 12. Before that, he worked in the reference department for the same library system, where he also developed adult-oriented programs that were met with high degrees of success. Overall, Christopher has been connected to libraries in one way or another since he was 14.


Proctor, Christopher L. 2021. "The Heart of Academia: Medieval Universities, Textbooks, and the Birth of Academic Libraries." Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Proctor, Christopher L., Block, Courtney M., and Melanie E. Hughes. 2021. "Disaster Librarianship: Reflections on Teaching and Learning from the Heart of the Campus." Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology 10(1), pp.306-320 . Retrieved from

Block, Courtney M. and Christopher L. Proctor. 2020. “The Yoga Sutra of librarianship: Towards an understanding of holistic advocacy.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(2), pp. 549–561. doi: 10.1177/0961000619841120.

Proctor, Christopher L. and Maria T. Accardi. 2020. “Chapter 9: Information Literacy.” In College Success Guide, edited by Donna J. Dahlgren and Veronica E. Medina. Southlake: Fountainhead Press.

Proctor, Christopher L. 2020. “Facilitating Career Readiness: The Responsibility of Access Services to Its Work-Study Students.” InULA Notes, 33(1): 45-49, 55-58.

Proctor, Christopher L. 2017. Review of Transnational Contexts of Culture, Gender, Class, and Colonialism in Play: Video Games in East Asia, by Alexis Pulos and S. Austin Lee (Eds.). International Journal of Comic Art, 19(1): 640 – 643.